Los Dolores 2016

The village of Mancha Blanca is preparing for the annual celebration of Lanzarote’s patron saint Los Dolores.

Los Dolores Monumento Campesino

For the first time in history, the annual pilgrimage from around the island to Mancha Blanca, will not co-incide with the large Canary Islands craft fair. 

The Romería Los Dolores will be held on Saturday 10th September 2016. On this day around 20,000 residents are expected to walk from their towns & villages in Lanzarote, to pay homage to the saint in the church at Mancha Blanca. Visitors are welcome to join in the pilgrimage, traditional clothes can be bought from Casa situated in Calle Fajardo, Arrecife. A good place to start is from the Monumento al Campesino, where you can follow the brightly coloured procession of pilgrims along the 9km route to Mancha Blanca. 

Logo feria

The XXVIII Feria de Artesanía de Lanzarote 2016 will open on Wednesday 14th September and close on Sunday 18th September. 

Craft Fair Programme Los Dolores

There are 93 craft stalls and 7 food stalls participating in the event this year, the craft fair usually has a diverse selection of artisan crafts made in Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands.

Bus Service

Special buses are running from Arrecife and Playa Blanca during the fiesta.

Saturday 10th September

Arrecife – Mancha Blanca

Route: Estación de Guaguas – Hospital General – Cruce de San Bartolomé – Mancha Blanca.

Hours: From 14:00 until 00:00 every 30 minutes

Mancha Blanca – Arrecife

Route: Mancha Blanca – Cruce de San Bartolomé – Hospital General – Estación de Guaguas.

Hours: From 15:00 until 00:00 every 30 minutes

Sunday 11th September

Arrecife – Mancha Blanca

Route: Estación de Guaguas – Hospital General – Cruce de San Bartolomé – Mancha Blanca.

Hours: From 00:30 until 04:30 every 30 minutes

Mancha Blanca – Arrecife

Route: Mancha Blanca – Cruce de San Bartolomé – Hospital General – Estación de Guaguas.

Hours: From 00:30 until 05:00every 30 minutes

Thursday 15th September

Mancha Blanca – Arrecife

Route: Mancha Blanca – Cruce de San Bartolomé – Hospital General – Estación de Guaguas.

Hours: 21:30 

Sunday 18th September

Mancha Blanca – Arrecife

Route: Mancha Blanca – Cruce de San Bartolomé – Hospital General – Estación de Guaguas.

Hours: 04:00 

Departures from Playa Blanca

Friday 16th September

At 10:00 from Playa Blanca to Mancha Blanca

At 13:00 from Mancha Blanca to Playa Blanca

Saturday 17th September

At 10:00 from Playa Blanca to Mancha Blanca

At 13:00 from Mancha Blanca to Playa Blanca

From the resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise take one of the usual buses to the Estación de Guaguas in Arrecife to connect with the Arrecife to Mancha Blanca buses as scheduled above.


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